LZ Sunday Paper Newsletter: The "Feat of Clay" Edition

Dateline: 6/13/21

Dear Subscribers,

Continued Happy Pride Month!

Going a bit niche this week with some Tennis Talk:

We talked about Naomi Osaka a couple of weeks ago. My position was, in a nutshell, her health/mental health, her decision not to play. Larger point-- let's rethink the point of what they mean when the Federation says "the post-match press conference, which follows the on-court press event, is the most important way we communicate with tennis fans. You signed up to be a star, win or lose, so be one, no matter what." Yesterday's final, with two relative unknowns, surely left many yearning, who had wanted to see Osaka/Williams duke it out, but the Battle of the Consonants was a terrific match-up and turned out to be very emotional for the winner, who paid tribute to tennis legend and her coach who died of ovarian cancer in 2017 at age 49.

Speaking of the French Open, this rarely seen documentary film called The French is, somewhat inexplicably streaming five days *after* the French Open tournament finishes today, on Friday at The Metrograph.com.  Yes, it's a subscription. 5 bucks, great films. My father, Abbey, would have greatly enjoyed seeing the male stars of this film: his American hero, Jimmy Connors; his compatriot in heavy smoking *on* the tennis court, Ilie Nastase; and the all-time great, eternal king of cool/hearth throb. Okay so now he might be better known for an underwear line, but still. 

Wrapping up the media-meets-tennis picks for the week: don't know how I missed it but this most-underrated shows which ran for three seasons on Amazon, combines a suburban, Jewish coming-of-age story--bonus, in the '80's!-- with Stephen Soderbergh as exec producer and amazing directors who are masters of the timeframe like all time favorite Amy Heckerling. Oh, and did I mention that Red Oaks takes place at a Country Club and that the main character is the college-aged assistant tennis pro?  Enjoy.

On to this week's edition of fabulous, important articles by and about women in the world giving you the essential news from politics to tech, business to arts, pop culture to sports. Usually with a laugh, to be sure.

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THE PIC(K) OF THE WEEK:

The Pill Helped Start The Sexual Revolution. What Will Phexxi Do? via The New York Times

(LOCAL) POLITICS:
She's Running For New York City Council, But Newspapers Won't Publish Her Photo via Politico

A Woman Mayor Is More Viable Than Ever, Even If There Is Not A 'Women's Vote' via Gothamist

BUSINESS:
Surprise: Women and Minorities Are Still Underrepresented In Corporate Boardrooms via The New York Times

The Death Of The Girlboss via Vox

New Report On Advancing Black Women via Forbes

Silicon Valley's Thin Skins and Giant Egos via The New York Times

JURISPRUDENCE:
Biden DOJ Plans To Continue To Defend Trump In E. Jean Carroll's Defamation Lawsuit via NPR

CAMPUS CULTURE:
Dr. Melina R. Kibbe Named Dean Of UVA's School Of Medicine via UVA Today

THE ARTS, FASHION & POP CULTURE:
New York Times Names Stella Bugbee As Styles Editor via The New York Times

Marin Alsop Made History When She Took The Baton At The Baltimore Symphony. She Exits Now With Pride--and Many Frustrations via The Baltimore Sun

Jill Biden's G7 Jacket Was A Statement Of Unity via Vogue

How The Kardashians Changed The Face Of Plastic Surgery via The Daily Beast

Darnella Frazier's Pulitzer Citation Is Not Enough via CNN

THE SPORTS REPORT:
Why Can't WNBA Broadcasters Get The Players' Names Right? via Vice

OBITUARY:
San Francisco Socialite Left Behind Caviar, Yachts, and Her Family At 61 To Become A Nun At Age 61 via The San Francisco Chronicle

Arlene Piper Stine, 90, Dies; First Woman To Finish A Marathon via The New York Times
AND WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT...?

Silver Linings: The Unexpected Beauty Of Covid Hair via The New Yorker

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